#BookReview: Poetry for the Blind by Atmos #Poetry #Change
Hi everyone. Today I have a book review for you for a poetry book by an author new to me, known simply as ‘Atmos’. Here’s my review >>>
About the Book:
How often do we reflect on the life we are living or the kind of future we are heading towards as a species?
The way that we think of the world shapes the world that we live in and how we interact with it.
Poetry for the Blind is a collection of poems about issues in the world, philosophy, consciousness, raising awareness of gratitude, promoting positive change, and concerns for the future of humanity.
Through poetry, this book offers readers a way to explore the human condition through the eyes of the author and reflect on issues affecting the collective consciousness residing in human lives on a mass scale. Through turmoil and devastating circumstances, Poetry for the Blind progresses towards a sense of possibility and hope for a positive future—a future that we can still have.
We have the power to change the world but we have to start with ourselves first.
Essential poetry about world issues and positive change
First of all, the title doesn’t mean what you might think it means; at least, not in a literal sense. Secondly, this is the sort of poetry everyone should read. This wonderful opening quote says it all: ‘The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.’
As the author says, ‘This book of poetry was written in response to all of the injustices and commonly accepted perceptions which are ingrained in our society.’
I couldn’t agree more with the following statement: ‘What we do to someone else, we also do to ourselves.’
This is a collection of beautiful poetry which I read in one sitting. However, it is also a collection I need to revisit over and again and properly digest the wisdom and hope embedded within these wonderful words, which echo my own sentiments and philosophy in life. Here are some of my favourite lines and poems (please note, there were so many, I’ve had to severely limit what I show for this review) …
‘FROM SUSPENSION: Another persecutor craving attention’ and ‘A foundation harnessed at home | Anger authorised by a lack of affection | Take responsibility for your child | And for their perception.’
‘FROM MELANIN: Fighting a war against prejudice | Over melanin produced in the skin.’ … Oh, how true!
‘FROM MACHINES: Corrective surgery | The manipulation of a gene | Editing DNA is a precursor | To man becoming machine.’
I highlighted so many more poems and verses, way too many to list here. All I can say is you’ll have to read this book for yourself! As you may have guessed, Poetry for the Blind gets a resounding 5 stars from me. Even better, at the time of writing this review, as well as when I discovered this book, the Kindle version is FREE! It doesn’t get a whole lot better than that. Go read this wonderful collection … it may just change your life.
NOTE ON RATINGS: I consider a 3-star rating a positive review. Picky about which books I give 5 stars to, I reserve this highest rating for the stories I find stunning and which moved me.
5 STARS: IT WAS AMAZING! I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! — Highly Recommended.
4 STARS: I WOULD PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER — Go read this book.
3 STARS: IT WAS GOOD! — An okay read. Didn’t love it. Didn’t hate it.
2 STARS: I MAY HAVE LIKED A FEW THINGS —Lacking in some areas: writing, characterisation, and/or problematic plot lines.
1 STAR: NOT MY CUP OF TEA —Lots of issues with this book.
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